About Us

Troop 80 serves western St. Charles, Campton Hills, Wasco, Elburn, Lily Lake and South Elgin. Formed in 2006, we are active, financially sound, well equipped and have involved leaders. Bell-Graham Elementary School PTO is our charter organization. Founded in August 2006.

We currently have Scouts in grades 5th through 12th and have already had TWENTY FIVE of our scouts earn Eagle in 10 years! We currently have 40+ active/registered Scouts and a dozen active/registered leaders. Three Eagle Scouts, now leaders with Scouts of their own in the program, serve as Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters. Seven of our leaders are Woodbadge trained. All leaders are encouraged to get trained in various programs to provide the best available program for our boys.

Troop 80 meets every Monday at 7:00 PM at Bell-Graham unless there is a school closing or conflict (see Calendar for the most current schedule). During the summer months, you can find us at the a local forest preserve like LeRoy Oaks or Campton Forest Preserve.

We also have at least one outing/campout per month - except December - ranging from 2-night campouts with a theme (bike/hike, pioneering, small boat sailing, canoeing, dunes/swimming, rifle/shotgun, orienteering, etc) to winter cabin camping (our nearly world famous "junk" campout) to week-long summer camp (July). We've had scouts attend Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, Seabase in Florida and the Bounders Waters in Minnesota. Scouts are highly encouraged to attend and participate in as many outings, events and activities that they can attend. We work very hard to keep the Outing in Scouting!

We complete three fundraisers annually that add money to each Scout account plus provide the funds needed for programing and equipment. If scouts work the fundraisers, they'll be able to pay for fees for the monthly campouts and summer camp,possibly even cover their high adventures. Initial contributions from leaders at our troop's founding provided for a large trailer full of camping and cooking gear.

And, most months, we also complete a service project in our community, allowing our scouts to earn service hours, but more importantly, learn at an early age that being a volunteer is vitally important.